The blanco 9

If you have the pleasure of being a Privada member you will know that the tasting notes can be really handy with helping you define flavours. But it can be equally frustrating when you can’t taste what’s listed! To each their own. In this instance liquorice is right on the money. A flavour that I […]

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Purple Sky Diablo Del Desierto

Naming a cigar the desert devil, ok then, you have my attention. The fresh scent and cold draw are both of barnyard and hay. What’s most noticeable though is how extremely light the draw is! The first third smokes pretty quick, and is difficult to note any particular flavours. The draw continues to be very […]

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Such a powerful looking cigar and the perfect pairing for some homemade pizza! The wrapper of this cigar appears to be two toned; both being very dark. The pack is quite solid and naturally only softens right near the foot. I have to say I’m a fan of this band; it’s reminiscent of a movie […]

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EPC Encore 2017

Just the look of this slightly box pressed cigar gets me excited! First impressions are impressive. A great looking cigar with a scent of aged tobacco and a little barnyard. Cutting the cap exposes a dark streak running down the middle all the way to the foot. Lighting up finds the familiar scent of dry […]

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Lost & Found Red Laugh

This cigar gets a lot of mixed reviews. Well nothing better than finding out for yourself. The dark brown wrapper and strong scent of rich tobacco gives me a good idea of what’s in store. First of all I found flavours of black tea and cedar, immediately followed by rich tobacco. These flavours aren’t unexpected […]

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Vegas Robaina Famoso

This rustic light brown wrapper compliments the bold stated band perfectly. This cigar has a slight box press appearance. Upon lighting I found the draw was a little tight with flavours of sweet hay and white pepper showing first. The draw continues to be tight but doesn’t inhibit smoke output. Cedar and leather flavours start […]

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Smoking Jacket

Another cigar with a whole lot of hype around it that I want to believe! I don’t read too much into hyped cigars but the hype worked this time, I’m really keen to see what all the fuss is about. This cigar looks just great from the start. Nice pack with good resistance and feel. […]

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The Cannoli By Amendola

There is a lot of hype around this cigar. Let’s see if it lives up to it! I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again. I love a box pressed cigar. This is a great looking cigar overall. The cold draw tastes like honey and Weet-Bix; Any Australian knows exactly what this tastes like. […]

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